The Friends of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University will host award-winning Conductor and Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop for a talk on her life and career.
Hailed as one of the world's leading conductors for her artistic vision and commitment to accessibility in classical music, Marin Alsop made history with her appointment as the 12th music director of the Baltimore Symphony in 2007, the first woman to head a major American orchestra. Her tenure as the BSO's music director has garnered national and international attention for her innovative programming and artistry. Alsop is also the principal conductor of the São Paulo Orchestra in Brazil, which she has led on several major tours of Europe & Brazil, as well as the first appearance, by a Brazilian orchestra at the BBC Proms. In addition, Alsop continues to lead several distinguished orchestras as a guest conductor. Alsop's many awards include the 1998 Koussevitzky Conducting Prize, 2009 Musical America's Conductor of the Year, a 2010 Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition, and the 2014 Champion of New Music Award from the American Composers Forum. In 2005, she received a MacArthur Fellowship, the first and only conductor to receive this prestigious award.
A featured exhibition of Ms. Alsop's collection, which is housed at The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, will be on display.